© 2012

PET-CT and PET-MRI in Oncology

A Practical Guide

  • Patrick Peller
  • Rathan Subramaniam
  • Ali Guermazi
  • Clearly explains the basics of PET-CT and PET-MRI, including the scanners, radiotracers, scan performance, quantitation, and scan interpretation

  • Presents in detail the imaging findings in cancers of the different body systems

  • Identifies common difficulties and provides tips on how to overcome these difficulties

  • Written by world-renowned experts Includes numerous high-quality illustrations


Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Diagnostic Imaging book sub series (Med Radiol Diagn Imaging)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Brad Kemp
    Pages 3-17
  3. Mark S. Jacobson, Raymond A. Steichen, Patrick J. Peller
    Pages 19-30
  4. Patrick J. Peller
    Pages 31-44
  5. Jeffrey A. Miller, Terence Z. Wong
    Pages 47-61
  6. Rathan M. Subramaniam, J. M. Davison, Ujas Parikh, M. Abou-Zied
    Pages 63-76
  7. Rathan M. Subramaniam, J. M. Davison, D. S. Surasi, Gregory Russo, P. J. Peller
    Pages 77-100
  8. Gustavo A. Mercier, Felix-Nicolas Roy, François Bénard
    Pages 101-134
  9. Roland Hustinx
    Pages 135-159
  10. Jacqueline Brunetti, Patrick J. Peller
    Pages 161-179
  11. Patrick J. Peller
    Pages 181-193
  12. Jeffrey J. Peterson
    Pages 195-210
  13. Rathan M. Subramaniam, Leonne Prompers, A. Agarwal, Ali Guermazi, Felix M. Mottaghy
    Pages 211-227
  14. David Brandon, Bruce Barron
    Pages 229-251
  15. Hossein Jadvar, Frederic H. Fahey, Barry L. Shulkin
    Pages 253-277
  16. Ali Gholamrezanezhad, Alin Chirindel, Rathan Subramaniam
    Pages 279-322
  17. Patrick J. Peller
    Pages 323-336
  18. Minh Tam Truong, Rathan M. Subramaniam
    Pages 337-377
  19. Rathan M. Subramaniam, J. M. Davison, Devaki S. Surasi, T. Jackson, T. Cooley
    Pages 379-398
  20. Geoffrey Bates Johnson, Christopher Harker Hunt
    Pages 399-432

About this book


Over the past decade, PET-CT has achieved great success owing to its ability to simultaneously image structure and function, and show how the two are related. As a consequence, it has increasingly replaced stand-alone PET for most oncologic indications. More recently, PET-MRI has also been developed, and it represents an exciting novel option that promises to have applications in oncology as well as neurology. The first part of this book discusses the basics of these dual-modality techniques, including the scanners, radiotracers, scan performance, quantitation, and scan interpretation. As a result, the reader will learn how to perform the techniques to maximum benefit. The second part of the book then presents in detail the PET-CT and PET-MRI findings in cancers of the different body systems. Applications in pediatric patients, assessment of therapy response, and patients with metastatic disease are discussed separately. The final two chapters address the use of PET/CT in radiotherapy planning and examine areas of controversy. The authors are world-renowned experts from North America, Europe, and Australia, and the lucid text is complemented by numerous high-quality illustrations.


Basics Controversies Oncology PET/CT PET/MRI

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick Peller
    • 1
  • Rathan Subramaniam
    • 2
  • Ali Guermazi
    • 3
  1. 1.RochesterUSA
  2. 2., Division of NeuroradiologyBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  3. 3.Dept. RadiologyBoston University Medical CenterBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title PET-CT and PET-MRI in Oncology
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Guide
  • Editors Patrick Peller
    Rathan Subramaniam
    Ali Guermazi
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-01138-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51933-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-01139-9
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 435
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    Diagnostic Radiology
    Nuclear Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews:

“This is an outstanding book, representing an important resource for all people who want a thorough introduction to the new intriguing diagnostic scene in which PET/CT and PET/MRI will compete and/or interact within the whole diagnostic imaging toolbox, that also includes nonhybrid machines, to build the most effective diagnostic course.” (Ida Annarumma and Luigi Mansi, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Vol. 41, 2014)